Richard J. Lazarus, J.D. ’79, one of the nation’s foremost experts on environmental law and also a leading practitioner in the U.S. Supreme Court, will join the Harvard Law School (HLS) faculty this summer as a tenured professor of law.Lazarus currently teaches environmental law, natural resources law, Supreme Court advocacy, and torts as the Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Professor of Law and faculty co-director of the Supreme Court Institute at the Georgetown University Law Center. He also recently served as executive director of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, appointed by President Barack Obama, J.D. ’91, to investigate the root causes of the Gulf oil spill.Announcing the appointment of Lazarus to the HLS faculty, Dean Martha Minow said: “I am thrilled to welcome back to the HLS our alum, Richard Lazarus. Pre-eminent scholar-practitioner of environmental law, superb Supreme Court advocate, and consummate teacher and mentor, Richard is an all-star. It is fantastic that he will bring his enormous talents and wisdom to this community, where students, faculty, and staff eagerly await his arrival.”“I am thrilled to be returning to Harvard Law School and look forward to working with Professor Jody Freeman and Professors Cass Sunstein and Wendy Jacobs to build upon the fabulous environmental law program Harvard already enjoys and to fulfill our shared ambition to establish the best environmental law program in the nation,” said Lazarus. “No less exciting, however, is the tremendous opportunity to work closely with HLS students.”Read the full release.
continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit unions are at a crossroads. Critical and difficult decisions need to be made to ensure changing and increasing member demands are met. And this is the point at which credit unions should make these decisions–while loan books are healthy and net income is growing.Here are four questions to think about right now.Should we invest more in technology? This is hard because the returns will come a couple of years, or even several years, down the road. They will come from higher revenues as share of wallet and share of market increase. Savings can also be expected from lowered personnel expense. This is especially true in operations and customer service.Should we invest in a younger workforce? Youth in itself isn’t an asset, but neither is longevity. The experience of the most adaptable employees mustn’t be lost. But young leaders bring agility and knowledge of their generation. Without this, we’ll never quite “get it.”